Wednesday, October 22, 2014

October 20 - 26, 2014, AZ

I Wednesday, October 22.  It is 5:30 and I'm up having my coffee and catching up on the news before heading off to work.  I'm still in training mode, but actually took and entered 4 reservations yesterday by myself with only a few questions.  Today, I am starting at 8:00 and will be sitting up front at the reception desk.  Processes haven't really changed much, it's just the computer system that has been updated and seems to be pretty user friendly, but not as flexible where fixing errors is concerned.

Connie loaned me her electric hedge trimmers and I got most of my shrubs trimmed in less than half  the time it usually takes.  Hopefully, she will sell it to me, as I don't think she has a use for it.  Being a master gardener, I have always liked the more natural pruning and shaping methods over the more formal shapes that you get with this, but it really saves time and energy.

At work today, I took a reservation from a guy named Charles.  I had trouble with the reservation and had to call him back 3 more times to ask questions or get additional information.  I explained that I was in training and we had some laughs and all was good.  The phone rang and it was Charles.  He asked me if I ever watched Two and a Half Men. Did I know Charlie?  Did I know Rose?  He said, "I go by Charlie - your name is Rose - are you stalking me?"  We laughed again and ended the call. So ... the job is kind of fun at times - especially when people are happy and not so serious.

Friday, October 24.  The last 2 days have been busy with appointments.  My annual wellness checkup was yesterday and all is good.  My only followup is to have a mammogram.

My car had a checkup too.  I took it to AAA for an oil change and everything checked out with that.  I was struggling with making a decision on where to take my car for maintenance, then I got a coupon from AAA for a $14.99 oil change and decided to go there.  I have no regrets, I feel I was treated fairly and the offered a good price for what was included and I will definitely go back there again.  Thanks to Randy & Julie for the birthday gift membership.  

Today, I had it in to the local dealer for some recall work, there were actually 3 recalls - nothing serious, but all were taken care of and I left there without paying a cent.  They replaced a fuse and washed it too.  

I finally finished the collage of the camping trip that I took with Charlotte.  What great memories!

Saturday, September 25.  Right after my walk with Frisco this morning, Connie and I headed out to community sales at Palmas del Sol.  We both found some good deals and enjoyed the search.

I had an appointment for a haircut with Kelli this afternoon - really needed it and it was nice to see her again and catch up with the news of the summer.

When I got back home, I started to prep for dinner, as I invited Chuck and Kathy and Connie for Ben's pasta, Italian sausage, Caesar salad, and pumpkin pie.  Chuck brought his yummy peppered dinner rolls and we had a great time, drinking a cocktai, talking and eating.  It really felt good to cook and to share a meal.  We're watching the KC Royals play the SF Giants in the 4th game of the World Series.  It looks like they will be tied 2/2 after this one - 11-4, SF at the bottom of the 8th and I'm going to bed.  Exciting stuff.